Z Serpil Ustalar Ozgen
President, Asian Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists


Dear Esteemed Colleagues

We are delighted to extend our warmest welcome to the 20th Meeting of the Asian Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists, joining hands with the 3rd Malaysian Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists, set to be held in the enchanting heart of Kuching, Malaysia.

In the realm of pediatric anesthesiology, there is no better time and place to converge than right here in Kuching, a city that seamlessly bridges the gap between diverse cultures and rich traditions, making it a perfect backdrop for our gathering. With Asia's vast expanse and its multitude of countries, each with its own unique medical landscape, our program has been carefully curated to reflect this rich tapestry.

Asia is a continent of striking contrasts, a place where you'll find both bustling metropolises and remote rural regions, each with its unique challenges and opportunities. With an immense pediatric population, our mission to provide safe and effective anesthesia for children is not only our duty but our shared passion.

This year's meeting theme is "SAFE: Safe and Sustainable Anaesthesia For Every Child." This theme is a reflection of our commitment to providing the safest and highest quality anesthesia care for all children, regardless of their background or circumstances.

The ASPA 2024 meeting will feature a world-class scientific program, with presentations from leading experts in pediatric anesthesia from around the world. The program will cover a wide range of topics, as well as hands-on workshops like Perioperative Pediatric Life Support, TIVA and Difficult Airway.

In addition to the scientific program, the ASPA 2024 meeting will also offer a variety of networking opportunities and social events.

This gathering is not only about professional enrichment but also a celebration of the wonderful diversity that defines Asia. The kaleidoscope of cultures, languages, and traditions that make up our continent will be on full display, creating an environment where we can learn from each other's perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of our shared commitment.

Kuching is a beautiful city with a rich culture and history. We are delighted to be hosting the ASPA 2024 meeting in Kuching, and we hope that you will have the opportunity to explore the city and its surroundings while you are here.

So, mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a memorable experience. We cordially invite you to be part of this extraordinary event in Kuching, Malaysia, where science, culture, and friendship will converge in the spirit of progress and unity. Together, let's embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of pediatric anesthesiology.

We eagerly anticipate your presence and participation in the 20th Meeting of the Asian Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists, as we come together to shape the future of pediatric anesthesia care in our beloved continent.

With warm regards